Thieves raid £1,000 from Fraserburgh jewelllery store

Shop owner Jay Sprigg with the concrete block that smashed through his window
Shop owner Jay Sprigg with the concrete block that smashed through his window

Thieves have stolen nearly £1,000 worth of jewellery from a Fraserburgh store after throwing a concrete block through its window.

The raid at Unique Jewels on Cross Street occurred at around 3 am on Monday morning with the perpetrators raiding the shop of £995 worth of stock.

Unique Jewels on Cross Street were thieves stole nearly 1,000 worth of stock

Unique Jewels on Cross Street were thieves stole nearly 1,000 worth of stock

Jay Sprigg, owner of Unique Jewels, said: "About £995 was taken through he whole in the window that they made using a concrete block."

Mr Sprigg believes that the block may have been taken from a neighbour's property by the thieves who then smashed it through the window and grabbed the jewellery through the hole.

Unique Jewels specialises in custom made jewellery and Mr Sprigg is hoping that this will help his stolen pieces be easier to identify and has urged anyone who see's his jewellery for sale on the second-hand market to come forward.

He said: "It's mostly custom pieces that I sell.

Some of the custom jewellery stolen from Unique Jewels

Some of the custom jewellery stolen from Unique Jewels

"A number of the pieces were one offs and the other three pieces were gold chains.

The shop owner said that his business has not even been opened two years and due to the type of custom jewellery he sells it is not the type of thing that is usually sold second hand.

Mr Sprigg said: "If any of my jewellery is being sold then it may be connected to the incident.

"If anyone sees any of my jewellery then it's worth reporting."

A Police Scotland spokewoman said: "Enquiries are being carried out after it was reported to police that Unique Jewellers, Cross Street, Fraserburgh, was broken into between 2am and 3.30am on 8 August.

"Items of jewellery worth a high three-figure sum of money were taken.

"Enquiries are ongoing."